In the poll conducted October 26-28, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a 1.7 point advantage over former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, with 42.9 percent favoring her versus 44.6 percent for her Republican opponent in a five-way race. Among the third-party candidates, Libertarian Gary Johnson received 4.4 percent support, Green presidential hopeful Jill Stein was at 1.8 percent, and independent Evan McMullin was at 0.9 percent. The poll found 2.1 percent support for other candidates, and 3.5 percent are undecided.
In a two-way presidential race, Trump leads Clinton 47.1 percent to 45.5 percent, with 7.4 percent unsure, suggesting both candidates lose support to minor party candidates.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte performs better than her party’s presidential nominee in her reelection race against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte, who has said she will not vote for Trump as a result of his statements about women and other controversial positions, leads her Democratic rival by 2.1 percent, with Ayotte receiving 49.1 percent of the vote to Hassan’s 47 and 3.9 percent undecided.